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Upgrade Your Health Your PlanThe qualification period for the new Wellness CDHP upgrade has ended. For those of you that have successfully completed the three steps, congratulations on taking an active role in investing in your health!

In October, SPD is sending information out to let plan holders know if they did or did not complete the steps to qualify for the new Wellness CDHP upgrade. In the meantime, you can follow the steps below to ensure that you have completed each requirement.

Learn more on the UPGRADE page

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“Plant up” your plate and try going meatless once a week

posted by Jenna McClean, RD on September 12, 2014 Fruits-Grains-Legumes-Veggies

Should we hold the meat? With the growing availability of different varieties of meat, a carnivorous mentality can be hard to break. And while many people believe meatless meals lack protein, it’s possible to have hearty, protein-filled meals without meat. Recent studies show that decreasing meat consumption in favor of more vegetarian fare can have … Read More »

Caffeine: How does it really affect our health?

posted by Jenna McClean, RD on September 3, 2014 Caffeine-coffee

Many of us choose to make caffeine a part of our daily lifestyle routine. Caffeine is used by millions of people every day to increase wakefulness, alleviate fatigue and improve concentration and focus. In North America, 90 percent of adults consume caffeine daily. How does caffeine really work in our bodies? It works by stimulating … Read More »

What is metabolic syndrome?

posted by Michael Kane, MD on September 1, 2014 Dr. Kane

Metabolic syndrome – sometimes referred to as insulin resistance syndrome or syndrome X – is not a disease, but a group of characteristics. Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed based on a physical exam and a blood test of fasting blood sugar, cholesterol profile and triglyceride levels. Most experts define metabolic syndrome as the presence of three … Read More »

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